"IF YOU SEE SOMETHING... DON'T SAY ANYTHING".
(Thank you for riding with us)
This unbelievable video was shot in late August 2008 by Oumarou Mebouak, an artist and member of HITIP in Cameroon. It captures the reality of the rainy season in the countryside of Central Africa.
The car is serving as an ambulance and is carrying an ill person from an isolated village to the nearest town. This is a typical scene in the "Mbam" region, which is home to the indigenous Tikar and Pygmy people. The vehicle were stuck in the mud for 4 hours before the passengers of another passing Bush-taxi helped to get it out.
This video was shown at the Prospect One Art biennial in New Orleans, USA in 2008. This piece was curated by Montrasio Ruggerro, an art critic in Milan, Italy. Ruggerro explains, "This video is powerful because it confronts the reality of the rainy season in Cameroon and compares it to the conditions in New Orleans after 'Hurricane "Katrina.'"
This video is just a glimpse of the many challenges faced by the communities that HITIP serves but it also shows the strength and tenacity of the people.
The health issues in the Tikar region
need an urgent